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CMS Summer School – Senior High

January 16, 2010

At the start of the year I gave six talks for the Year 11-12 (Senior High) programme at CMS Summer School. The theme of the week was “Jesus….   really.” We looked at John’s account of Jesus’ life and I asked questions including What is your saviour / solution / hope / life and challenged the group if Jesus really is the answer to these questions in their lives. Cathy Sampson wrote on the vibe of the group here.

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Two things that struck me over the week were:

– How Jesus can become dull in our thinking. It was great fun to preach on episodes in John like Jesus feeding the 5000 or raising Lazarus from the dead, which many of the students would have heard 100 times before. However, the goal was not just to be reminded of the story but to see who Jesus is through them. Hopefully, it was helpful in getting to know the one we follow better, and

– How God works through weakness. These talk came at a really bad time for us as a family with wife not 100% and daughter still not settling well. As a result my head and energy was not full in gear to give a series of talks. Also, the directors were first-timers and were nervous about the week. But on both fronts God proved faithful, allowing the week not only to run smoothly but effectively and my talks seemed well-received and God was a work challenging us to trust Jesus more.

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